A look at the Tiny Pop UK schedule has the channel airing Part 1 of the Season Six Finale (“To Where and Back Again) this Thursday at 8am UK time (3am Eastern time) with a rebroadcast at 4:30pm UK time (11:30am ET) and Part 2 the next day at the same times. Tiny Pop also lists the finale being aired back-to-back at 4pm UK time (11am ET) on Saturday at 9:30am UK time on Sunday.

“Top Bolt” (Episode 624) is scheduled to air on Monday at 8am UK time. There is no word on when “Where the Apple Lies” (Episode 623) will air in the UK. Discovery Family is schedule to air “Where the Apple Lies” this Saturday at 11:30am ET/10:30am CT. “Top Bolt” is airing on October 15th and “To Where and Back Again” (both part) airing on October 22nd starting at 11am ET.

It is not unprecedented that Tiny Pop would air a season finale of a Hasbro show ahead of the US. Littlest Pet Shop’s second season finale was aired in the UK prior to airing on The Hub in the US.

It is all guess work right now as to whether these UK listings are legitimate. Also, there is nothing confirmed as to whether the show will move to Netflix or somewhere else for a 7th season (which is also not officially confirmed) due to the low viewership on Discovery Family. We’ll just see what happens over the next few weeks as Season Six winds down.

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210 – “Friendenemies, Is Mystery”

Written by: Sabrina Cotugno, Amelia Lorenz; Mark Ackland, Dominic Bisignano, Ricardo Durante, Jushtin Lee
Marco goes for a visit with Tom in his carriage to go to an 8-hour “Mackie Hands” movie marathon. Soon their friendship changes.; Buff Frog attempts to solve a mystery of a hole in the cornfield.

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In addition to the preview for Friendship is Magic #47, we also have a preview for Friends Forever #33 from iTunes. This issue starring Applejack and Cherry Jubilee will be released on October 12th. Check out the preview after the break.

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Friendship is Magic #47 Preview

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iTune has a preview of Friendship is Magic #47, currently slated to be released on October 19th. Check it out after the break.

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I’m going to make a provocative statement:  Equestria Girls is better than Monster High. The latter is re-booting itself after just six years in existence because reasons (i.e. slumping sales) while the other is having its annual movie—this time debuting on Netflix (or Discovery Kids Brazil)—and getting better each time it surfaces with something new.

This time the setting is Camp Everfree and some time away from Canterlot High (and all the magic things). However, the magic follows the Mane Seven (yes, seven) to camp. Twilight can levitate objects, Rarity can create defense constructs, Applejack has super strength, Rainbow has super speed, Fluttershy can talk to the animals, Pinkie can make glitter and sprinkles explode, and Sunset can see the past and sense feelings. More on all of that in a moment.

The camp is being run by siblings Gloriosa Daisy and Timber Spruce (who has a crush on Sci-Twi). Gloriosa it turns out is trying to save the camp from this world’s version of Filthy Rich who is much meaner than his Equestria counterpart. She tries too hard while Timber is itching to go into town one day and feels stuck.

Back to the magic, some suspect its a legendary creature named Gaia Everfree, but Twilight feels that the “Midnight” in her is the cause. There is initially heistation about using these new powers, but Sunset believes the magic can be used for good and that’s displayed in full force when they fix the dock. It turns out that some Equestrian magic has made its way to the cave inside the camp and in the form of seven geodes. Gloriosa is using five of them trying to use its magic to help her save the camp, but it has not come to fruition. Sunset and Twilight try to reason with her, but Gloriosa takes the remaining two geodes and she turns into Gaia Everfree trapping Sunset and Twilight and the tries to do the same with the rest of the campers and her brother.

It’s up to the Mane Seven to stop them with their new powers. Twilight is afraid she’ll turn into Midnight Sparkle, but her friends are by her side and she turns into an alicorn power ranger friendship ranger. They rescue everyone and quickly form a fundraiser to save the camp. The geodes are the Mane Seven’s to keep while we cut to CHS where the portal isn’t completely shut all the way all but setting up a fifth movie.

This is another solid entry into the Equestria Girls lore. One of the reasons this spinoff continues to have legs is Sunset Shimmer. She wasn’t the best villain in the first movie, but her journey through the next three movies has been that of redemption and to taking a leadership role at Canterlot High. She is once again in top form here. There’s the music which I do feel is the best of the four movies—even “Rainbow Rocks”. Kudos to Daniel Ingram for outdoing himself again.

Then there’s Gloriosa who’s doing all she can, and then too much, to save the camp. She’s well-meaning, but there’s that old adage from the show about using magic to solve problems for magic’s sake. As Gaia, she is very powerful, albeit for a brief time, but how is trapping everyone in brambles supposes to save the camp from Filthy Rich? Timber is okay, and I guess it’s a bit surprising that he and Sci-Twi have a crush on each other while Flash is on the sidelines—apparently knowing that Princess Twilight is not going to be stopping by often. Will he and Sunset get back together? I don’t know.

The one thing I take from “Legend of Everfree” is that there’s likely to be another movie in the near future. It does open up tons of possibilities going forward with the new powers and what is truly a Mane Seven in this world. (Will we get one in Equestria in three weeks?). This is a series of movies where some elements, though not all, get better with each movie. It’s truly on par with “Rainbow Rocks” and I truly can’t wait to see what the future holds for Equestria Girls.

Pluses and Minuses:

  • +  Sunset Shimmer
  • +  It’s now a Mane Seven
  • +  Music outdoes “Rainbow Rocks”
  • +  Visuals
  • +  Sequel Hook?
  • –  Gaia’s methods for saving the camp unclear.
  • –  Dialogue during climax could have been better.

GRADE:  A

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My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree Movie Guide

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“Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree”

Written by: Kristine Songco, Joanna Lewis
The Equestria Girls, human teen counterparts to My Little Pony characters, head to Camp Everfree, where they need a little magic to help save summer.

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Pointless Ponies Update: 09-30-2016

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